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Amazon Go

The earth has made a full trip around the sun since I wrote about Amazon Go here.

The beginning of this week saw the automated 1,800-square-foot store being finally launched in Seattle, Washington.

Here’s some Insta humor to brighten up an otherwise dull Wednesday.

Amazon Go

People are Predictably Irrational – Professor Thaler

Richard H. Thaler was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday. Way back in 2010, while writing about Choice Architecture as it pertains to advertising, I found his best-selling book “Nudge” rather fascinating.

In a nutshell, the book is about our choices. But it’s not just about how we make them, the authors have also shown us how reasonable choice architecture can … Read the rest

Allergy Friendly Birthday Treat

Last time I did a post on allergy friendly snacks, it was about tahini on toast. This year I found a great alternative to cupcakes, when it came to the annual school birthday treat. With those frosted cupcakes, sugar is already on the cards, so I decided to go for strawberries dipped in chocolate. No eggs. No nuts. And if you use vegan chocolate, … Read the rest

Social Media – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Quite recently I stumbled upon this talk on TEDxTysons. It’s by Cal Newport and he is all for quitting social media. Before you think he is too old or not enough tech-savvy, get this, he is a millennial and a computer scientist. Did I mention he is an author as well?

I am on every bit of social media available to humankind. You can find … Read the rest

Technology Today

    In an attempt to spice up an otherwise dull, gray Wednesday, here’s a few interesting links from around the world, mostly to do with emerging technology trends.
  1. Vine has been relaunched as Vine Camera, an app that will let you publish your six-second videos directly on Twitter.
  2. Expedia’s new VR film transports you to a Norwegian village. Travel meets advertising in this innovative spot,
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Happy New Year!

Without delving into the past, and feeling sorry for the mess that was 2016, I am going to start this year on a happy note. Above are nine of my “most liked” pics from Instagram. I wish they had included the oysters and lighthouses from our summer trip to Long Island. Other than that one missing bit, it’s stellar.

Wishing all my fellow bloggers and … Read the rest

Tahini on Toast. Take that, Peanut Allergy.

You will love this if you are allergic to peanuts but okay with ground sesame seeds, which is what tahini is. It is used to make hummus (which not many people do at home) or when frying up a batch of falafel (again, most people go for the take-out variety). It is also an answer to all those times when you travel with a preschooler … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

I should do this link love sort of posts more often. There’s so much fun stuff I want to share, and talk about.

First off, let me start by saying I do not like zoos. Most people will beat around the bush and tell you how it’s great for the animals because they are safe and cared for before they express their discomfort with it. … Read the rest

Snap, Crackle and Pop

If I had to pick one of the many, many things that make living in a country different from the one you grew up in, a fun experience, I would go with the “fun of fusion.” You take a bit of this, an idea from that, and boom, you have a new favorite.

Take Rice Krispies for example, the cereal that is pretty ordinary otherwise, … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

“You do some light housekeeping? Great, because I live in a lighthouse and it’s filthy.”

Says Amy Poehler with a straight face, while interviewing a candidate for a job at a law firm. As a rule I dislike Old Navy commercials (hate the one with the over-the-top TSA agent and the one with the weird mannequins) but I have to agree that Amy Poehler’s Old … Read the rest